AMADA foundation day held

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IMPHAL, December 20: Two percent of the drug related cases often go unpunished in the state of Manipur, this was stated by Laishom Ibomcha Singh, Keishamthong MLA during the 9th Foundation Day observation of the All Manipur Anti-Drugs Association, AMADA.

The observation was held today at the AMADA Mayai Loishang, Keishampat.

The MLA attended the function as the chief guest, while M Padamini Leima, president AMADA Mayai Loishang and Ng Tejkumar, director of Law and Prosecution, government of Manipur and Dr RK Lenin prof department of Psychiatry RIMS as the president and guests of honour, respectively.

In several countries, anyone found involved in drug cases are awarded death penalty, but our government has failed to take any responsibility and punish those found involved, said the MLA.

Even security personnel are found involved in drug related cases, he said.

Dr Lenin said that people should take responsibility in trying to stop drug abuse.

He further expressed the need of awareness campaigns on the issue.

Meanwhile, the AMADA president expressed that the state education minister had assured to include Anti-drug trafficking syllabus in the school curriculum of class IX and X starting from the next academic session, but it would be better if the syllabus is added from Class III onwards.

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